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Photo: © Lance Bowling/A Cirque du Soleil Event 2011

Cirque du Soleil’s buzzy, anticipated show, Iris—which is about filmmaking, and was created specifically for the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center—had its official premiere on Sunday, Sept 25th with two shows, one each at 5 and 9 p.m. After the shows’ confetti-filled, acrobatic finale, guests streamed out of the theater for an after-party on a closed-down Hollywood Boulevard, overseen by Cirque’s Montreal-based operations manager for special events, Marie Josée Adam, with production by Entertainment Lighting Services led by Robert Chambers Pullman. There, they found the long, sprawling space completely blanketed in red carpet and transformed for the evening into a look inspired by a huge editing table.

The thick crowd of about 5,000 walked the carpet to a central bar meant to appear as if it were wrapped in film. Giant partitions meant to look like lengths of film divided the space into various zones, including a V.I.P. lounge, a red darkroom-inspired space, a dessert lounge, and—at the far end—a Ferris wheel that offered a rare viewpoint over the action. The entire event space measured about 35,000 square feet. MORE >>


Ahmanson Theatre - 2011-2012 Season | Center Theatre Group

Cirque du Soleil® invites you to IRIS, a Journey Through the World of Cinema™.

World premiere at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center

This large-scale production – created exclusively for its permanent home at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles – offers a new take on the art of cinema as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine it.

IRIS is an inventive spectacle that combines acrobatics, dance, projections and live music. The show takes the audience on a mesmerizing journey that blurs boundaries between live performance and moving images.

IRIS plunges spectators into the heart of the movie-making process, from illustration to animation, black and white to colour, into a world of shadows and light. The story unfolds as two young heroes venture through a universe that brings to life a succession of cinematic genres.

Join acclaimed choreographer/director Philippe Decouflé and Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman on this fantastic voyage breathtakingly unfurled with 72 performers.

Tickets to IRIS are available now.
Use promotion code CTG

Iris runs through December 31st.


Join the Adventure
Look forMirandy

at the Intersections

Arts Festival

Atlas Performing Arts


H Street, D.C

February 25th  to March 13th

Dear Friends,

Please be our guest for the opening of this new production in partnership with African Continuum Theatre, adapted for the stage by AT’s Producing Artistic Director, Michael Bobbitt, and featuring the powerhouse performance of 3 time Helen Hayes Award nominee, Felicia Curryas Mirandy.Will Mirandy harness the power of Brother Wind to win the Cake – or will she learn that, just maybe, friendship and freedom are more precious than any sweet ever could be?

Mirandy Awards
Sunday, January 23rd
2:00 PM
Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo ParkHear the Cakewalk Song: http://www.adventuretheatre.org/multimedia/4-Cakewalk%20%28Vocals%29.mp3
Please RSVP to Development Director, Janet Butler Berry, at 301-634-2262 or via email jberry@adventuretheatre.org to ensure your seats.  (Complimentary tickets are subject to availability)
Honorary Host CommitteeCongressman Jesse L. Jackson, 2nd Congressional District of Illinois

Tracey Webb, Founder- Black Benefactors & BlackGivesBack.com

Avis A. Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

James Early, Director, Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian – Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Henry Hailstock, President of the Montgomery County branch of the NAACP

Stephen Leach, Vice President, Government Relations and Community Outreach

Toni Lewis, Co-Founder, President/CEO, The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education

John J. Oliver Jr., Chairman of the Board/Publisher, The Afro-American Newspapers

Ayris. T. Scales, Interim Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

August 29 marked the fifth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.

Paying tribute to the residents who struggled through the disaster, Tony Award-winning Shirley Knight and Kerry Washington lead a cast of performers in Swimming Upstream, a moving theatrical piece directed by Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues) that retells the Katrina experiences of 16 female survivors.

The two-night-only production comes to the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Performing Arts in New Orleans on September 10 and New York’s Apollo Theater on September 13.

Tickets start at $25. ticketmaster.com